The website that covers FSU athletics and recruiting for the Rivals.com network cited sources saying the Seminoles and Fighting Irish are trying to hammer down a possible September game. The Fighting Irish currently have an opening Sept. 20. There also are vacancies Oct. 18 and Nov. 22.
The Orlando Sentinel has been able to independently confirm that a 2014 game in Tallahassee between Notre Dame and FSU is in the works. The Sentinel had previously learned the teams were likely to play in 2014 as the Fighting Irish begin a new relationship with the ACC.
No official announcement about a possible upcoming game has been made, but the ACC is expected to make one later this spring, as it finalizes its scheduling of future games between Notre Dame and member schools.
As Notre Dame continues working on its future schedule, the Fighting Irish reportedly called Arizona State last week to cancel a previoulsy scheduled October 2014 game. According to the Arizona Republic, as of Tuesday afternoon, however, Arizona State officials still had no plans of getting rid of that game. The Sun Devils hadn't been informed of the change in writing.
The Fighting Irish are entering the ACC as a partial member beginning in 2014. The game with the Seminoles would be one of the first under Notre Dame's new psuedo-conference affiliation. Per an agreement that was reached with the ACC last fall, Notre Dame intends to play five ACC teams on a rotating basis each season. With 15 member schools by 2014 -- Louisville is joining the conference as a full member that year -- the five-team rotation means Notre Dame will play the same programs once every three years.
FSU's anticipated game against the Fighting Irish will be the teams' first since Dec. 27, 2011, when the Seminoles rallied for an 18-14 Champs Sports Bowl win in Orlando.
The Seminoles went on to win the Orange Bowl over Northern Illinois this past season. The BCS bowl win came on the heels of their first conference championship in seven seasons. A week after the Orange Bowl, the Fighting Irish lost the BCS national championship to Alabama.
FSU and Notre Dame have a brief, but rather rich, history. The teams have only appeared in six games all-time, but their 1993 meeting of No. 1 vs. No. 2 was billed as "the game of the century."
In addition to the Fighting Irish, the Seminoles already have an Aug. 30, 2014 contest against Oklahoma State scheduled to be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It will be the Seminoles' first appearance in a neutral-site kickoff classic.
FSU also is expected to face The Citadel and Florida in non-conference games. Louisville could also be added to a 2014 conference schedule that likely would include Miami, Clemson, Boston College, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Pitt.